Group photo of the 2018 Zero Project awardees

What a few months it has been! When we opened the nominations back in May we thought we had a rough idea of what to expect. Hopefully we’d be fortunate to receive amazing, inspiring nominations from around the world and yes, we would expect most of them to come in just before the deadline! But what we weren’t ready for was the sheer quality of the field this year. Now, more than ever, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say no to some of these amazing projects.

This year, we have received a whopping 318 nominations from 78 countries. That is an increase of over 20% on what we received when we last visited this topic four years ago.

We are well under way with reading and evaluating the nominations, alongside our experts around the globe. This is possibly the best part of our work – Where we can learn about what the incredible community is doing around the world to improve the lives of persons with disabilities.

This year we have been reading about wheelchair basketball in Afghanistan and teaching political processes in Sweden. We have read about grassroots leadership for women with disabilities in Cambodia and inclusive elections in Kenya. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Somehow our experts have to help us bring the field down to around 70 by the conference in February. I do not envy them!

Thanks to everyone who has made a nomination. We will be getting in touch with you individually over the coming weeks to let you know how your application has been doing, so please bear with us!

To read more about the nomination statistics, check out our press release for the nomination phase.

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The Zero Project Call 2019 is now closed!

We would like to thank you for submitting so many great nominations!

Good luck!

#ZeroCall19

 

Banner: Last chance to nominate

Time is running out! There is just 1 day left to submit your nomination to the Zero Project 2019!

Make sure to both complete the nomination form and submit it before the final deadline – Midnight on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Visit the nomination system now!

Find out more on the Zero Project website.

Good luck!

#ZeroCall19

Banner: Last chance to nominate

Time is running out! There are just 3 days left to submit your nomination to the Zero Project 2019!

Make sure to both complete the nomination form and submit it before the final deadline – Midnight on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Visit the nomination system now!

Find out more on the Zero Project website.

Good luck!

#ZeroCall19

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Banner: Last chance to nominate

Time is running out! There are just 5 days left to submit your nomination to the Zero Project 2019!

Make sure to both complete the nomination form and submit it before the final deadline – Midnight on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Visit the nomination system now!

Find out more on the Zero Project website.

Good luck!

#ZeroCall19

Banner: Just 1 week to go #ZeroCall19

The countdown has begun! The nomination process has been open for almost five weeks, but now there is just one week left! Nominations officially close on Sunday 1st July at midnight CEST. Make sure to submit your nomination on the nomination platform before the deadline!

Remember there are plenty of tools at your disposal to help improve your nomination, including a video with hints and tips, a Q&A document, a themes document to show you what types of applications we’re looking for and finally an information page on the Zero Project website to tell you what the awards are all about.

If all else fails, we’re here and waiting to field your questions at office@zeroproject.org.

Good luck!

#ZeroCall19

Banner - 2019 Nomination Call Nomination Deadline Extended!

We are overwhelmed by the interest for this years call for nominations! With so much incredible energy out there we have decided to extend the submission deadline to Sunday 1st July 2018.

The deadline will close officially at midnight CEST. Therefore, you still have another three weeks to make your nomination!

But remember, the new deadline will be here before you know it! So get started as soon as possible! And don’t forget to SUBMIT your application once it has been completed. Only those that have been submitted will enter the next round.

Remember there are plenty of tools to help you, including a nomination video, Q&A and Themes document, all of which can be found on the nomination platform.

Or you can contact us directly at office@zeroproject.org.

Good luck!

Banner: 2019 Nomination Call - Hints, tips and help

Zero Project HQ is a hub of activity as we begin receiving nominations for 2019. It is great to begin interacting with our whole community, and we’re excited already to speak to some new names for this year!

We are here and waiting to answer any queries that you may have, and to give you some tips for making your nomination stand out! But what you may not know, is we have many sources available to you at the touch of a button, which can help you decide whether to make a nomination and to improve your chances of being selected:

The 2019 Nomination Video – Here, we tell you what topics we are looking at this year and give you some tips to help you when writing your nomination. The video can be accessed via YouTube, Facebook, or on the 2019 Nomination Platform

Question and Answers Document – Accessed via the nomination platform, the Q&A is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Arabic and answers the key questions you may have about the nomination process.

Themes Document – Also accessed via the platform, and also available in the six languages, this document gives you a breakdown of the themes that we are encouraging nominations from. It splits the overall topic of Independent Living and Political participation into 5 main themes, each with subtopics and keywords to give you an idea of what will be selected.

General information – If you want to know more outside of the nomination process, you can view other useful pages of the website, including About the Zero Project, and take a look at our previous Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies winners.

If all else fails, make sure to contact us directly at office@zeroproject.org. You will have the pleasure of speaking to Venice, Doris, Pete or other friendly faces in the Zero Project Office.

We look forward to speaking to you and receiving your nominations!

 

Nomination Open Banner: Call for Nominations 2019 is Open! Independent living and political participation. #ZeroCall19

We are excited to announce that the Zero Project call for nominations 2019 is open! #ZeroCall19!

We are searching for innovations worldwide and we ask you to nominate Innovative Practices – projects, programs, products and services, or Innovative Policies – Laws, standards and regulations etc. – that allow persons with disabilities to live more independently or improve participation in political activities.

Awarded projects will be invited to the 2019 Zero Project Conference at the United Nations in Vienna to present their work in front of leaders and experts from around the world. They will also be published in the annual Zero Project Report and be featured on the website and on social media across 2019.

Helm Egypt receiving the 2018 award

Helm Egypt receiving the Zero Project 2018 award from the Zero Project

Everyone can nominate any Practice or Policy and we also highly encourage you to nominate your own!

Find out more by watching our 2019 nomination video, by visiting the Zero Project Website, or by accessing the Q&A on the Nomination Platform.

So get started right away. The deadline for submission is 10th June 2018. You can sign up  make your nomination in one of six languages English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic by visiting our nomination IT-platform.

Update 7th June 2018: The deadline has now been extended to 1st July 2018.